Idamae Massey (Stephenson)

Date of Death: 
January 3rd, 2021

Idamae Massey (nee Stephenson) passed away peacefully at home on January 3rd, 2021 at the age of 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul F. Massey. Loving mother of Paul Massey (Deborah) and Marianne Mari (Fred). Dearest mom-mom of Christina Paulson (Max), Idarose Massey and Stephanie Gerardo (Mike), Dear GG of Avery, Luke and Connor. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephew. Idamae was a graduate of Cathedral Grade School โ€™44, Hallahan High School โ€™48 and was a cafeteria manager for the School District of Philadelphia for many years. She was also a longtime member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Adoptive Motherโ€™s Club. Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, January 9th from 9 to 10am at Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Avenue Phila PA 19115. Funeral Mass will follow at 10am. Interment Our Lady of Grace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family would prefer donations in her name to Maternity BVM Church at the above address.

Memories and Condolences

I had so much fun with the family when we celebrated Idamae's "birthday" in Maryland when their for Stephanie's baby shower. It was a fun time with everyone around. I believe she was in her element and enjoyed herself very much. She loved seeing her "one" grandbaby at the time while the other two were cooking in the bellies of their mothers, Stephanie and Christina. I am sincerely glad I got to meet and know her through the years of Debbie's and Paul's marriage. She loved her family very much by just watching her watching everyone! My condolences to you Marianne, Fred, Idarose, Paul, Debbie, Christina and Stephanie and the entire clan of Massey's! Love you all!!
Marianne and Fred, I am very sorry to hear of moms passing. Thoughts and prayers for your family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
She will be dearly missed!!! Beautiful woman inside and out!!! We have so many great memories of her growing up. I am so blessed to be able to spend some time with her in the summer!
I love my Aunt Ida. She and my Uncle Paul were the best ever and I have so many memories of all the great times we all had together ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ. I was her little Joanie and I was her fav I believe till Paul Jr and Marianne came along ! Ha ! I know they are all together now and having a big Italian get together and catching up ! Miss you all .... DAD .,Mom, Uncle Paul . Uncle Bill, Aunt Ceil, Aunt Ida , Grandmon and Grandpop๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธI was truly blessed to have such a wonderful family ๐Ÿ™
I remember Aunt Ida taking me to the Franklin Institute when we came to visit over 50 years ago. It was just me and her. What a nice thing to do for a kid, when I'm sure she had better things to do. I had so much fun and still think about that to this day. It was always fun to see our Philly relatives and Aunt Ida was always so happy and loving when we got together. I can still see and hear Uncle Paul making her laugh. I know she loved, and was so proud of her family. Paul & Marianne, you're not alone in your grief. We will all miss her. Love You.
I have only happy memories of Aunt Ida and our trips to Philly- there always seemed to be lots of food and laughter whenever the Massey family got together. I always looked forward to those vacations! I went up there by myself sometime after Mom died, and Aunt Ida and Uncle Paul were so sweet to take time off to spend with me. Paul and Marianne, I know you will greatly miss her, but sheโ€™s together now with Uncle Paul, and will live in your memories-those that I have of Aunt Ida are all happy ones. Much love to both of you!
Ida was a beautiful woman. I met her through the Aoptive Mothers Club. She was smart,funny, kind, and an excellent cook. I still make her delicious rice pudding recipe. She was so proud of her children. With deepest sympathy to your family, Barbara Rilling
I was in the Mother's Club with Ida for about 50 yrs. So many good times, laughs and now memories. We love her and will certainly miss her. Our prayers are with you and your entire Massey family. God bless!

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